Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Pharisee and the Publican

21 degrees this morning, breezy and sunny.  Didn't see anyone else out.  Had a shorter walk because it's Sunday and not enough time for a full walk before church.  I walk to church so get a little more steps then. : )
My steps on this walk were 8,955.
I found 2 pennies.
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 This Sunday I thought I'd post one of the parables.  We are studying the parables in Sunday school. 

Luke 18:9-14

And He also told this parable to certain ones who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and viewed others with contempt:

Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, and the other a tax -gatherer.

The Pharisee stood and was praying thus to himself.  God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers unjust adulterers, or even like this tax-gatherer.

I fast twice a week; I pay tithes of all that I get.

But the tax-gatherer, standing some distance away was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, God, be merciful to me, the sinner.

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other, for everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled, but he who humbles himself shall be exalted.


May you have a blessed Sunday.
Happyone : )

6 comments:

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

"...and the Republican."

-smile-

"Auntie"

Optimistic Existentialist said...

:) have a happy Sunday

Beth said...

So very true!

Goosey said...

Nice to remeber that it is Sunday, our special day. :-)

Betsy Adams said...

I love that scripture passage. I had a friend who used to sing a religious song using those words.. Beautiful.

We've been in Arkansas this week enjoying some time at gorgeous Mt. Nebo. Hope you had a good week.

Hugs,
Betsy

Debbie Jones said...

Such a wonderful lesson...we learn so much from the scriptures...then we just have live what we learn each day! Enjoy the coming week.
:-D